Splavender’s “Opposite of Love” Chills ’em All
San Diego’s gnarly, wayfarer adorned, color mottled Splavender has been releasing aching sonnets of sun-soaked reflection since 2015. This year, we went bonkers over “Honeysuckle” (my neighbors can recite the lyrics even though they’ve never played the song on their own).
Halftime: The Best Songs of 2016 (So Far)
So far, 2016 has offered an eclectic blast of bubblegum and gunpowder (Lisa Prank), spectral 80s pop (Niki & The Dove), and lyrical sky shows of self-effacing honesty (Aesop Rock).
Mrs. Magician’s Sun-Soaked, SoCal Vibrations
It’s an accessible, high-energy record that feels of Southern California spontaneity. If an LP could kick flip while spiking a can of Saint Archer, this would be the one.